Neymar is sent off, Lille wins PSG in Paris in ‘early finish’ and shoots the French lead

O Little took a very important step towards winning the title of French Championship this Saturday (03). Inside the Principe Park, Christophe Galtier’s team scored 1-0 and won the Paris Saint Germain, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé on the field.

The only goal of the match was scored by the Canadian Jonathan David, still in the first half of the confrontation.

With the triumph, the Dogues assume the insolent leadership of Ligue1, with 66 points in 31 games. Parisians, meanwhile, park at 63 points, now in second position.

The game

Pressing to try to enforce the command, PSG started the match with the ambition of the goal, and created good chances with a lack of Neymar and another kick from Mbappé, which forced goalkeeper Maignan to make a good defense.

Even with the Parisians pressing, the visitors came out ahead. In a dash from the right of the attack, Ikoné found Jonathan David. The Canadian dominated and hit hard, on top, with no chance of defense for Keylor Navas after 19 minutes of departure, in the only shot to the goal of the team of Christophe Galtier.

The striker left the pitch in the early stages after Idrissa Gueye was absent, who earned a yellow card at PSG’s Senegalese midfielder. American youngster Timothy Weah stepped in.

With the advantage on the scoreboard and the leaderboard, Lille closed the defense with two close lines, giving little space for Parisians, who started to have problems to finish off the goal.

Quarry of Lille

Hunted on the field, Neymar ended up being warned with the yellow card at the beginning of the second stage after exchanging rude gestures with the Frenchman Benjamin André.

Even with the warning, the Brazilian remained PSG’s most dangerous name in the match, creating the most acute chances against Lille’s closed defense. And it almost left everything the same after 23 minutes, when he received a cross from Marquinhos. With a little fish, shirt 10 tried to take the goalkeeper Maignan, but the ball went out the bottom line.

With the Parisians launching their attack, visitors bet on speed attacks to try to kill the game. The strategy almost worked when Weah was the waiter for Yilmaz, who hit hard but came up against Navas’ excellent defense.

Yellowish at the beginning of the second half, Neymar was punished again in the 44th minute after falling out with Tiago Djaló, which resulted in the expulsion of the Brazilian and also the Portuguese defender.

And now?

After this weekend’s departure, Paris Saint-Germain returns to the field on Wednesday (07), in front of the powerful Bayern Munchen, for the quarter-finals of the Uefa Champions League. The next appointment for the French Championship takes place next Saturday (10) against the Strasbourg, no Stade de la Meinau.

Lille, who has full attention turned to Ligue1, will face on Friday (09) the Metz, no Stade Saint-Symphorien.

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